VC 21655.8 (a) Except as required under subdivision (b), when exclusive or preferential use lanes for high-occupancy vehicles are established pursuant to Section 21655.5 and double parallel solid lines are in place to the right thereof, no person driving a vehicle may cross over these double lines to enter into or exit from the exclusive or preferential use lanes, and entrance or exit may be made only in areas designated for these purposes or where a single broken line is in place to the right of the exclusive or preferential use lanes.
In California VC 21655.8 (a) carries one DMV point which stays on your driving record for 3 years. Each DMV point costs approximately $750 in increased insurance premiums over 3 years plus the cost of the fine amount. These are very common tickets that we fight often.
The fine amounts for CVC 21655.8 (a) are $238
The total cost if you just pay your ticket for VC 21655.8 (a) could be $988 or more.
This is why you should NOT simply pay the fine for VC 22450 and plead guilty.